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Butterfly Pea Flowers – Clitoria ternatea

A traditional Ayurvedic medicine, used as a memory enhancer, anti-stress, anxiolytic (inhibits anxiety) anticonvulsant, antidepressant, nootropic herb. It may be helpful to improve cognitive function, momory and creativity.

The flower is a natural food colorant that will add colour to various foods such as rice. The most distinctive characteristic of the flower is that, when added to any herbal tea or drink (cocktails), it will change the colour when the pH balances changes. A deep blue tea will turn purple with the addition of lemon juice, and turning a deeper shade of purple the more lemon juice is added. Butterfly Pea tea can be frozen in ice cubes and included in cocktails or punch bowls where it will causes the drink to change colour as the ice cube dissolves leading to what has been labelled as a ‘mood ring cocktail’. When mixed with Roselle hibiscus leaves the tea will turn into a bright red. Butterfly pea flower can be made into tea with honey, mint, cinnamon, passion fruit, and ginger.

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